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  1. Me, too... It was different, but I used E6000 to glue plastic to plastic to fit a M2 buttpad to a Benelli M1, and it's held up well. Also: Mini-shells. They may not cycle a semi-auto, but they'll work fine one at a time.
  2. Yes, I'll try the 11lbs spring again... That's easy enough, though I'm not optimistic. It almost seems like there's something not-quite-right about the relationship of these FP bullets and the G24s' feed ramp geometry. Looking at it vs. a G22, it seems like the G22's barrel effectively tilts at a greater angle, which aims the chamber down towards the next round in the mag. The longer slide and barrel mean the G24's barrel doesn't/can't tip at as much of angle, which means the cartridge is going into the chamber at an angle... So, maybe I'll just set aside the 140s for my G22s and G23s and only use 155s and 170s in the G24. That would be irritating, because (1) the whole point of having everything be .40 was that everything would eat the same ammo, and (2) I have 2,500 or or so 140gr bullets, and (2) I don't have any other .401 projectiles right now, and buying more isn't going to be quick or easy.
  3. Hi all, Hi Michael, Please don't take offense at my absence... Work has been a madhouse, and I've been chasing reloading gremlins, and it's taken me a while to futz with this. Now that I understand how these are supposed to work, I'm really happy with them. I carved on one that Michael sent me so that it'll fit my G44... His design is perfect for centerfire Glocks, but the .22lr Glock is weird in some ways. In the first photo you can see that the "insert" portion of the clip is too long for the G44. In the second photo you can see that the hook on the side of the clip ride up on the steel part of the G44's slide and don't seat properly, because the serrations on the G44's slide don't run all the way to the bottom of the slide. In the third photo, you can see that I've cut away most of the "hooks" on the sides (leaving only the very top), as well as the "lip" along the bottom, and I've shortened the "insert" that goes inside the slide. That's my hacked clip on the left, and an unmodified one on the right. In the fourth photo, you can see how the trimmed clip fits in the slide, with the unmodified clip in the background. So, basically it now works! Insertion is a bit awkward... It can't simply be shoved in the back of the slide, but must put in place with the slide open and the gun upside down, and then held in place as I close the slide. No big deal. Happily...
  4. An update... I upped the powder to 5.5gr of Unique (from 5.0), but I'm basically still having the same problem... These run 100% in my G22s, but I still have intermittent misfeeds in the G24. MV is 950+ fps, which seems like it ought to be enough oomph to run the action. So, now I'm torn between just deciding that 140gr FPs aren't going to play nicely with my G24 (or vice versa), or that I need to up the powder charge another half grain and see what that gets me.
  5. You guys were right! I tried again today, and it's still 100% in my G22s (both of them) with 11lbs springs, but it's not running in the G24. The heavier slide must be the issue... With a 13lbs spring in the G24, it ran 80% or so. With an OEM RSA, it didn't even cycle the action enough to eject a spent cartridge: It reset the striker, and then I'd get a click on a spent casing. FWIW, Nosler specs 6.2 grains of Unique under a 135gr JHP as a starting load (80% density), so I'm not thaaat light, but I'll bump it up a half grain and see how that does. Also, my ES was 100+ and my SD almost 50, so more powder in the case may get me more a efficient/consistent burn.
  6. Thanks, guys... Deerslayer: They're all bone-stock OEM Glock mags. It IS a light load. It's about 900fps in a G22, and 940fps in a G24. It runs well in a G23 or G22, but I'm starting to think that the G24's heavier slide (6oz heavier, as best I can figure) isn't cycling as easily, even with a lighter-than-stock spring. I have another batch loaded to 1.135" to try tomorrow. If that doesn't work (or if they don't consistently lock back the slide on an empty mag), then I'll up the powder charge a half-grain and try again. FWIW, I went from 155s to 140s looking for a softer-shooting load, and now I wish I had just stuck with 155s, which never gave me any trouble...
  7. Many thanks! I'll try that... I was thinking that shorter would be better, to have more of the bullet in the case and reduce powder capacity (which is huge with that short bullet), but that was obviously wrong-headed. I hope I can be an example for others: The only problems I've ever had loading for Glocks was when I started messing around with OAL. Many years ago I tried "loading long" for a brief period, and it was nothing but failures to feed... Now I seem to have made the same mistake in the other direction.
  8. Long story short: I've been shooting and reloading for decades. I like to think I know what I'm doing... Recently the stars aligned so that I'm loading 140gr flat points (FP) over 5.0gr. of Unique in .40S&W loaded 1.120" or so. Problem: I'm having intermittent failures to feed. (See photo). This happens once or twice per mag. It's not the mag doesn't matter: old, new, whatever, I get a misfeed or two per mag. It's not the reloads: The same cartridges run fine in my Glock 22 (full-size). It's not the gun: The new longslide 24 ate my older reloads (155gr and 170gr SWCs) just fine. I've tried an OEM recoil spring (17lbs) as well as 13lbs and 11lbs Jager springs: Same problem. If there's a pattern, then it seems to happen when the mags are full (and spring tension is high). I'm stuck. All that I can think to do is load them a bit longer... I can't go any shorter, because the bearing surface of the bullet is barely protruding from the case. I would've thought that 1.120" would be OK (not too short), because the factory FMJ ammo that I have is about the same length, and the bullet profile is similar. Other ideas?!
  9. I don't want a Sightblock (I don't see the point, sorry), but I have been looking for a threaded barrel for my G24... Just because, and maybe it would be fun to mount a comp. $400? Really, Bar-Sto?
  10. Long story short: I've been shooting and reloading for decades. I like to think I know what I'm doing... Recently the stars aligned so that I'm loading 140gr flat points (FP) over 5.0gr. of Unique in .40S&W loaded 1.120" or so, and my new gun is a G24. Problem: I'm having intermittent failures to feed. (See photo). This happens once or twice per mag. It's not the mag doesn't matter: old, new, whatever, I get a misfeed or two per mag. It's not the reloads: The same cartridges run fine in my G22s. It's not the gun: The new G24 ate my older reloads (155gr and 170gr SWCs) just fine. I've tried an OEM RSA as well as 13lbs and 11lbs Jager springs: Same problem. If there's a pattern, then it seems to happen when the mags are full (and spring tension is high). I'm stuck. All that I can think to do is load them a bit longer... I can't go any shorter, because the bearing surface of the bullet is barely protruding from the case. I would've thought that 1.120" would be OK (not too short), because the factory FMJ ammo that I have is about the same length, and the bullet profile is similar. Other ideas?!
  11. Hi Michael, Thank you for sending these... Installed in my G44 (Gen5), it doesn't seem to change anything... It doesn't seem to fit correctly (the tab that runs inside the slide seems to be too long), which I think is an issue with the rimfire slide. Installed in a couple different Gen 2 G22s (OEM triggers), it kind of works... The trigger never breaks, but simply comes all the way back and goes forward again. That ain't right, is it? It's supposed to allow the trigger to actually "break," and then break again and again?
  12. Amen to this. I did tens of thousands of rounds of .40 S&W with RCBS dies. They worked fine, but I always found it a PITA to make adjustments, and the lube on lead bullets constantly jammed up the seating die and then changed my seating depth, and cleaning it was another PITA. I went to Dillon dies and never looked back... I sold my RCBS dies.
  13. Would you consider selling these? I don't have a 3D printer, and can't see myself buying/using one...
  14. I also have a ProChrono, an older one with the BlueTooth dongle, and it's super...
  15. Mine works fine, but I'm running it on several different iPhones...
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